As soon as Ruby Rose appeared on Orange is The New Black, she immediately… Rose to popularity.
Pardon the pun.
Before OINTB, the 31-year-old wasn’t all that well known, but after her big break, everyone loves her. And for good reason. Her amazing Australian accent, her piercing blue eyes, or herself being multi-talented; she’s not only an actress, she’s a recording artist, DJ, model and television presenter. She also used to be a VJ for MTV. What’s not to like?
But here’s something that might surprise you about this lady: she thought of getting gender reassignment surgery at a point in her life, and has recently opened up to explain why.
She opened up about fame and relationships in an interview for The Edit.
And among other things, she surprised the world with the aforementioned gender reassignment surgery.
She had thought of doing it when she was younger, and even though she talked about it 2 years ago back in 2015, there’s nothing wrong with going back every once in a while.
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“I had this jar that I would collect dollars — in fact, we were so poor, it would have been cents. So I probably had 19 cents to go towards this surgery that I didn’t really know a lot about. I think I had seen like a daytime documentary, probably something on Oprah and I was like, ‘That’s what I’m going to do.'”
She said she started saving for the surgery when she was five years old!
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Ruby ultimately decided against the surgery due to feeling more comfortable with her body overtime.
Source: Entertainment Tonight
“When I got to 15 was when I kind of decided to get more into my body, and I shaved my head, and my mom was just like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on right now, but if you are happy, then do it.'”
“And I decided to change the way that I dressed and talked and realized that I didn’t want to transition, I just wanted to be more comfortable in my own skin.”
Ruby also mentioned that she’s glad she didn’t get the surgery because she wants to be a mother one day!
“I’m a woman … I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad I didn’t make changes earlier in my life.”
“All I wanted was a boy’s name growing up — Charlie, Billie, Max, Frankie. You just know my mum wanted a girly girl princess!”
Ruby has identified herself as lesbian and gender fluid.
Source: Daily Mail
“I want to be the person I wished was around when I was growing up.”